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I had the pleasure of finally getting to stamp and create with Kerry Urbatch yesterday! Kerry and I have “known” each other from our time together at The Angel Company (we’re talking 14 years now!). And although we live “relatively” close by each other (this is the DC area), this was the first time we had a playdate! We had a lot of fun talking and I honestly was hoping to pick up some “tips” from Kerry because she is so creative! Kerry blogged about the card she made using my Close To My Heart stamps, papers and a few dies…you can read all about our visit and more on her Sunday Sips post.

Since I was going for a masculine theme, I left off the ribbon. Istead grabbed a slim scrap of CTMH’s All About the Gold Fundamentals clear cardstock. It’s on clearance too! One side is gold but I noticed the reverse side is silver; and, I thought it paired perfectly with my Grateful Heart paper pack from Close To My Heart. The three stamp sets I used (and the paper packs) are ALL retiring at the end of December. bp gas prices columbus ohio Yikes. Thankfully the Decorative Borders and Fancy Tags thin cuts are carrying over. I like my cakes to be realistic so I’ve found it difficult to use the cake images in the Fabulous Birthday stamp set. The sentiments are great though! Today it hit me to use a monochromatic look and have it more as a “background”. j gastroenterol I used Mink ink for my cake stack. I love that on each sheet of patterned paper, Close To My Heart lists the colors that coordinates with it! Join the fun!

I think Close To My Heart’s Wonder of the Season stamp set has been my go-to set this winter. If you type that in my Search Bar on the blog, you’ll find all my cards using this natural and elegant stamp set. Most of my cards did feature that poinsettia you see in the photo. e electricity bill payment I haven’t played with the pinecones as much as I’ve liked, I admit. They are gorgeous when I have embossed them in CTMH’s Copper Tinsel powder. That’s one embossing powder you need to add to your collection – this is coming from someone who typically just embosses in white or clear!! Something I learned!

For the pine branches I inked them up in New England Ivy and stamped once and then one more time without reinking. This gave me the lighter, second-generation image. wd gaster I did use watercolor pencils for the holly leaves and pine cones. electricity and circuits class 6 pdf One trick I found out about accidently, was to just brush my waterbrush across the stamped pine branches. This ended up blurring the images just a tiny bit, making them look more watercolored as well. I think this is a simple but beautiful card. The pine cones remind me of our home at Christmas when I was growing up. My mom always decorated with fresh boughs and pine cones. CAS layout

Do you recognize this layout? I call it “old school” but if you missed my card here using CTMH’s Bunches of Love, it’s been pinned quite a bit on Pinterest. For me over a 100 times is a lot! I used that same layout again in October during Cafeteria Appreciation week and this time I used CTMH’s Grateful Heart stamp set. By the way, BOTH of these two stamp sets PLUS this current Wonder of the Season are retiring (with the entire Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog!) at the end of December.